Orientation

Parents and Family Orientation includes the University Welcome and other events.

Family Weekend

A Michigan Tech tradition held each fall in October. Time for a trip to campus!

Winter Carnival

One of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation—at Michigan Tech!

Commencement

Join us for our commencement ceremonies in the fall and spring.

Resources

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Give to the Parents Fund

Your gifts to the Parents Fund greatly enhance the Michigan Tech experience for all students. Thank you for directly benefiting student activities, programs, and organizations.

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Is your student considering Michigan Tech?

The college selection process can be confusing for both parent and student. Know the answers to these frequently asked questions and you will be prepared to help your student make the right decision for him or her.

Featured Questions

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How safe is your campus?

Michigan Tech’s emphasis on creating and sustaining a safe environment for students first drew national attention from a Reader’s Digest 2008 ranking as the safest campus in Michigan and third safest in the US. Ongoing cohesive planning and a culture of respect, empowerment, and education continue to foster our strong awareness, prevention, and response network.

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Where is your campus located?

We are in Houghton, Michigan.

Our setting on the Keweenaw Peninsula provides a beautiful backdrop to a world-class education. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, and, with Hancock and the surrounding towns, has a combined population of approximately 15,000. However, with the Michigan Tech student population, it balloons to more than 22,000.

Houghton’s historical downtown features a unique blend of shops, eateries, museums, and brewpubs, while chain restaurants and major shopping outlets are a short car ride from campus. Recreational opportunities include our ski hill (lit for night skiing and snowboarding), golf course, and on-campus recreational forest and Tech Trails for cross country running, skiing, biking, and hiking. Nearby Lake Superior and inland lakes and streams offer more opportunities for relaxation.

About Campus

About our Community

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How do I arrange a campus visit?

The Admissions Office is the place to go to check us out.

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How will I pay for a Michigan Tech Education?

Our Financial Aid Office does everything it can to help you pay for the great education you get here.

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What are Michigan Tech's rankings?

Michigan Tech has been ranked in a number of publications, studies, and reviews. You can read our latest rankings and learn more about Michigan Tech online.

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Friday - "I’m the first person in my family to go to college. I was raised in Los Angeles and moved to Grand Rapids when I was young. My parents are from Zacatecas, Mexico. They always told me I have more opportunities here in America than they had. They want me and my siblings to have a better life than they do. And I want to repay them for their sacrifice. I’m not just doing it for myself, I’m doing it for them, too. Last summer was my first time in the Upper Peninsula. I came with the Boys and Girls Club. I like the scenery here. Lake Superior. So many places to hike. Mountain biking. I like staying active. My major is exercise science, with a minor in nutrition and possibly education. When I came to Michigan Tech through MiCUP, I was paired up with the Husky Food Access Network, where I help run the campus food pantry. I do inventory and marketing. I helped out at a food pantry before, but Michigan Tech’s program is bigger. I enjoy it a lot. The biggest change I’ve had in my time here is adjusting to the coursework; it’s more detailed and more intense than at community college. I like my professor, but it’s definitely more challenging than I thought it would be. I want my younger brother to go to college. I want him to do better than me. I want to be the start of a generation in my family who goes to college. This is bigger than me, and that feels good." —Giancarlo Hernandez #mtuhumans . . . . . . . #MiCUP @cdi_michigantech @grandrapidscc @waynecccd @deltacollege #transfertransition #unlockyourfuture #michigantech #STEM #research #mtucommUNITY